Formosan termite

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noun For·mo·san termite \fȯr-ˈmō-sən-, fər-, -zən-\

Definition of Formosan termite

  1. :  a large termite (Coptotermes formosanus of the family Rhinotermitidae) native to Taiwan and southern China that forms very large, usually underground colonies and has been introduced into Hawaii and the southern U.S. where it is a destructive pest of wooden structures —called also Formosan subterranean termite

Origin and Etymology of formosan termite

Formosa (Taiwan)


First Known Use: 1968


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